Aaron Hernandez is being charged with murder
Hernandez is also facing five gun-related charges.
Hernandez is charged with killing 27-year old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was once said to be a friend of Hernandez.
The Patriots already cut him, hinting that they potentially knew the seriousness of the charges before they were officially announced in court.
The judge granted no bail for Hernandez, despite the defense's arguments that he is not a flight risk, as shown by the fact that he remained at his house for the duration of the investigation around him.